Guy Siner

Guy Siner
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Siner in 2010 in his costume from the TV series 'Allo 'Allo!
Born (1947-10-16) 16 October 1947 (age 75)
New York City, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1972–present
Websiteguysiner.com

Guy Domville Siner (born 16 October 1947) is an American-born English actor best known for his role as Oberleutnant Hubert Gruber in the British television series 'Allo 'Allo! and Dr. Mittenhand in Leprechaun 4: In Space.

Early life[]

Siner was born in New York City. His father was American, born in Manhattan, New York, and his mother was English, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. His mother wanted him to be educated in the United Kingdom, and the family returned there when he was five. After attending St Edmund's School, Hindhead, he trained for the stage at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

He is a cousin of the actress Selina Cadell and her brother, the late Simon Cadell.

Career[]

Siner's TV crs include Z Cars, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Doctor Who (Genesis of the Daleks), I, Claudius, Secret Army, You Rang, M'Lord?, 'Allo 'Allo!, The Brittas Empire, Seinfeld, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, Babylon 5, Martial Law, Diagnosis: Murder, That's My Bush!, Star Trek: Enterprise, ChuckleVision, Family Tree and The Crown. Siner is one of ten actors to appear in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.

Ironically, one of his early television roles was a 1979 episode of Secret Army of which 'Allo 'Allo! was a parody. The episode was entitled "A Safe Place" with Siner appearing as a German Intelligence Officer.

In 1980, Siner portrayed director Mack Sennett in The Biograph Girl, a short-lived West End musical about the silent film era.

He was originally set to voice the villain Man Ray in the SpongeBob SquarePants season 2 episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III",[1] but was replaced by John Rhys-Davies.

In 2006, Siner appeared in two films by writer/director David Roden, Beginner's Please and The Resurrectionist. From June to July 2007, he reprised his role of Lieutenant Gruber in the stage play of 'Allo 'Allo!, for Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane, alongside Gorden Kaye and Sue Hodge, playing their original roles of René Artois and Mimi Labonq. The other characters were portrayed by various Australian actors, including Katy Manning, Steven Tandy and Jason Gann.[2]

Personal life[]

After 'Allo 'Allo! ended in 1992, Siner worked for a time in the United States, based in Los Angeles, California. He has since returned to the United Kingdom, and now resides in Chesham in Buckinghamshire.

Other ventures[]

Siner voiced several Star Wars video games:

He worked as a script or on two expanded universe Doctor Who stories in 2008.

Filmography[]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson Fred Barratt
1997 Lost Highway Prison Official #1
Playing God Dutch Businessman
Big City Blues Dentist
Leprechaun 4: In Space Dr. Mittenhand Direct-to-video
2000 Return to the Secret Garden Lord Craven
2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 British Leader
2002 Bug Maitre D'
2003 Vlad Ilie
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Harbormaster
2005 The Second Front Archer
2006 Provoked Prosecutor
2011 Ironclad Oaks

References[]

  1. ^ "Guy Siner Audio page".
  2. ^ M/C Reviews (8 July 2007). "M/C Reviews – Theatre: 'Allo 'Allo – What Went Wrong Here, Then?". Reviews.media-culture.org.au. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.

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